Studio City, CA, US, 91604

Studio City
Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance (Non-Staff)



KCBS/KCAL is looking for a creative and dedicated Camera technician with great multitasking and storytelling abilities! The primary duty of this camera technician will be working with News Reporters and Producers and involves shooting quality, compelling and creative visual content. This video photographer will travel light and work quickly, and the ideal candidate should be adaptable and nimble enough to capture fleeting moments. We are seeking someone proficient in shooting, lighting, and editing who can bring compelling stories to life.

They must possess excellent people skills, a strong work ethic, and a great outlook. A passion for storytelling is essential. The camera technician is also to respond to breaking news stories when the situation warrants. This position must be able to contribute to original reporting, enterprise stories, and have the ability to work well under pressure to make deadlines.


General Responsibilities:

  • Candidates must demonstrate an ability to direct lighting, set overall visual look and related technical specifications for projects, and sound as a one-person crew or as part of a team.
  • Ensure that all pictures and sounds are of the highest quality and properly recorded.
  • Work closely with Talent and Producers by providing support logistics and shot requirements.
  • Operate ENG vehicles.
  • Maintain all gear including crew vehicles, working with appropriate departments to keep all gear up to date and in working order.
  • Able to trouble-shoot quickly and effectively in a variety of circumstances.
  • Work under deadline pressure.  


  • Minimum 5 years' experience working as an ENG photographer in a large market.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to listen and provide constructive criticism.
  • In-depth knowledge of existing and evolving newsgathering technologies.
  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, collaborative and possess a high level of creativity to tell stories with sound and images.
  • Experience in logistics, special event planning and execution.  


  • Must have a valid US driver's license with unrestricted ability to drive.  Must have valid US passport and the unrestricted ability to travel domestically and internationally. Ability to lift 50 plus lbs. of newsgathering equipment.
  • Must be available to work weekends, long hours or varying shifts when necessary to meet production and broadcast deadlines in all kinds of possible weather conditions.
  • Travel for production (hostile environments are possible. Training provided). Proficient with streaming technologies Dejero and LiveU.
  • Able to travel for assignments that could last days or weeks and abroad. Applicants must provide a link to examples of their recent work.


CBS News and Stations, brings together the power of CBS News, 28 owned television stations in 17 major U.S. markets, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS News Streaming local platforms, local websites and, under one umbrella. CBS News and Stations is home to the nation’s #1 news program 60 MINUTES, the CBS News Streaming Network, the first 24/7 digital streaming news network, the award-winning broadcasts CBS MORNINGS, CBS SATURDAY MORNING, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, CBS SUNDAY MORNING, CBS WEEKEND EVENING NEWS, 48 HOURS and FACE THE NATION WITH MARGARET BRENNAN. CBS News and Stations provides news and information for the CBS Television Network,, CBS News Radio and podcasts, Paramount +, all digital platforms, and the CBS News Streaming Network, the premier 24/7 anchored streaming news service that is available free to everyone with access to the internet. The CBS News Streaming Network is the destination for breaking news, live events, original reporting and storytelling, and programs from CBS News and Stations’ top anchors and correspondents working locally, nationally and around the globe. CBS News’ streaming services, across national and local, amassed more than 1.01 billion streams in 2021. Launched in November 2014 as CBSN, the CBS News Streaming Network is available on 30 digital platforms and apps, as well as and Paramount+. The service is available live in 91 countries. CBS News and Stations is dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today’s digital age. CBS News earns more prestigious journalism awards than any other broadcast news division.  


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Hiring Salary Range: $66.3113/hour


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.   


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles